Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
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Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
ActiveRain Veteran Celeste 'Sally' Cheeseman gives some excellent tips on how to make your blogging efforts really pay off!...Some great advice from someone who is a great example of what good consistent quality blogging is all about!
Blogging on ActiveRain has been a long road that brought me business as well as connecting with my peers. Blogging meant that I make my own ‘POP’ with content that will attract readers who wanted to know more about real estate, my local area and certainly ….a bit about me. Blogging isn’t just about me either.
With consistency, dedication and a whole lot of hard work…
Came business from the consumer and referrals from my peers.
We all want to have many featured posts, to accumulate lots of points and have LOTS of readers and business from our blogs. Well, here’s a bit of news. It doesn’t come easy!
Writing on ActiveRain about my local area and real estate are a given but I started thinking about this……My blog has to have a personal side to it because it defines WHO I AM as a person! It’s WHO the consumer will call because they read a bit about WHO I AM …and the person behind these written words.
I have to make my own POP to my blog…
…. and everything else will follow.
QUALITY CONTENT!This isNUMERO UNO on the list for creating readership.Writing a few words that have no real substance ( just to get a few points) will not create long lasting readership.Believe me when I say we can see underneath those few meaningless words.Your content will come from your heart, mind and soul…and you will create your OWN magic when being REAL! Transparency. When writing a variety of topics, write as if you are conversing with the reader.
ADD VISUALS!I take MANY pictures of our Hawaiian scenery (ocean, flowers, historic sites etc), local areas and just …stuff around me.Entering pictures into my blog gives the story a visual and personal side to my area and WHO I AM.A picture will give me idea of what to write about too! (i.e. A picture of a path through the woods could present a story about my pathway to professionalism) Get out there and take your own pictures to use in your own blog.
COMMENT ON THEIR BLOGS TOO!You want readership?Go and comment on others blogs too! Don’t just leave a ‘thanks for the post’ or ‘good post’. READ it before commenting…and I mean REALLY read it. Don’t just skim and leave a comment that has nothing to do with the whole story. Don’t expect to receive comments if you don’t give them too.Connecting with others in the community means to interact with them too!
Write with conviction, wit, humor, passion because everyone will read you if you do.
Write with original content and your own pictures that you created yourself because everyone will read if you do. (and remember, PLAGIARISM means Stealing! Do not copy and paste someone else’s words, photos or videos!)
Write with wit, humor and emotion because everyone will read you if you do.
Write with the intent of giving back to the community because everyone will read you and give back to you and the community too. It’s not just about me, me and me. It’s about you too!
Write with integrity, honesty and respectbecause everyone deserves it and so do you.
Write a comment or two for the post you just read (show sincerity) and everyone will continue to come back and read yours too.
Write from your own thoughts with facts and not assumptions because no one will read you if you don't.
Having a Blog that Pops….
Is better than a Blog that Flops.
It’s really up to YOU.
Celeste"Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.
Providing Knowledgeable Empowerment and Relentless Representation of Real Estate Clients throughtout the Western Puget Sound, including all of Kitsap County WA, and portions of Mason, Pierce, and Jefferson Counties.
"Helping You to Successfully Achieve Your Next Adventure in Life!"
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.